It was in February last year when Sonu had a brush with controversy mid-air. It all happened in a chartered Jet Air flight when he was returning back to Mumbai from Jodhpur. During the journey the singer in Sonu made most of the in-flight announcement microphone. After he was insisted by fellow passengers, the singer took the opportunity to croon few of his popular numbers through the announcement system, the aftermath being five cabin crew members came under scrutiny and were grounded for allowing Sonu to sing songs in the flight.
God woman Radhe Maa was in news in 2015 because of a dowry case, and it was Sonu Nigam who supported her through his tweets. Sonu received flak for his support.Sonu made analogy between Radhe Maa and Goddess Kali. Few FIRs on the singer followed soon after.
Wanna sue, sue the followers... Sue YOURSELVES.. For making them God men and women. Setting different rules for men and women, not fair.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) August 16, 2015
Just my 2 pence. Kaali Maa is depicted in lesser clothes than Radhey Maa. Interesting that this country wants to sue a woman for her clothes— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) August 16, 2015
It was the same year again and this time his spat with popular music label Zee Music made headlines. Zee network banned Sonu Nigam and refused entertaining film soundtracks that had Sonu Nigam songs. It is alleged that Zee took the extreme step after Sonu Nigam shared a video in support of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas which refuted a news story aired on Zee news. It was an ugly fight between the two which he later took it to his social media platform. The matter was resolved later on.
So now Zee announces a ban on me. :) What do I say.. God bless everyone.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
Wonder should it not be illegal to ban someone on the pretext of nothing in a democracy? Influencing others to not work with an individual.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
Well legal or illegal, one thing's for sure. Banning someone, is definitely unGodly.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
When Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan were embroiled last year in their comment on ‘intolerance’ and were being dubbed anti national from various quarters, Sonu Nigam took advantage of the situation to voice his opinion. He tweeted and said, “Everyone has the right to opinion except a celebrity”.
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